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Re: Setting up a file server for a diskless X-Terminal



On Mon, 2007-09-17 at 22:09 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Craig White wrote:
> 
> >>> Easily of course, is always subjective
> >> K12ltsp is as easy as any fedora install, since the other packages just 
> >> come along for the ride.  I'd recommend trying one under vmware (and you 
> >> can boot a virtual vmware thin client from it too) just to see the 
> >> configuration and setup scripts even if you don't end up using it.
> > ----
> > actually, I'm sort of stuck doing almost that because I can't seem to
> > get older iMac's to work as thin clients on ltsp 4.2 and one of the guys
> > that helped with the Mac client utils says I need to look at what they
> > employed on k12ltsp so I'm downloading the ltsp-6-32-bit disc images
> > atm.
> > 
> > I suspect that if I end up going all out, I will probably use the ltsp-5
> > with ubuntu though - I just don't know for sure. In talking with ltsp-5
> > developers on irc, "they haven't implemented the os goodness for
> > RHEL/Fedora yet"
> 
> I think the eventual plan is to be able to install a normal distribution 
> OS for any client you wish to boot to make it easier to run local apps 
> and to maintain with updates.  The current version has 
> specially-compiled kernels and apps and only has versions for intel and 
> ppc CPUs.   The setup uses the MAC address range to detect Macs and boot 
> the right kernel.
> 
> The k12ltsp (K12OSN) mail list is a good resource for thin client 
> issues. http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osn
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you may see me there in a day or so - now downloading 4 of 6

;-)

Craig


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